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Caldwell County is trying to get a handle on its feral hog problem. [The county kicked off a bounty program this month. In the first round, the program collected 482 hog tails and paid five dollars each for a total over $2400. Plum Creek Watershed officials applaud the program...
(Credit: Texas Workforce Commission) Growth in the Texas economy continued in February, with 17,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm positions added over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent. February marked the 106th consecutive month of annual...
The Austin Animal Center is at critical capacity and desperate for adopters and fosters of medium and large dogs this weekend. The shelter has taken in nearly 100 animals in the last two days alone, and is running out of places to house them. For the last six months, AAC has had...
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Head Start employee who is accused of inappropriately touching three Head Start students. Head Start is independent of Hays CISD, but uses space at Uhland Elementary School. Because the alleged indecent behavior occurred on one of...
A leading proponent of last legislative session's bathroom bill is dropping a lawsuit against the City of Austin over its anti-LGBTQ discrimination ordinance. The Statesman reports the Houston-based U.S. Pastor Council, withdrew the suit after the city filed motions stating the...
An early draft of the Congress Avenue Design Initiative has been shown to Austin's Downtown Commission. It's a plan to dramatically change Congress Avenue into a much more pedestrian, bike, and bus-friendly road by removing parking spaces, widening sidewalks while minimizing...
According to Manor Police Sgt C. Struble, his officers were called out early yesterday morning to a report of shots fired in the Granbury subdivision on Gallant Street. Struble said video surveillance showed the suspects drove an older model tan Ford F-150 extended cab pickup...
The City of Georgetown has not declared a disaster during the current Atmos Energy situation. Disaster declarations give local officials the ability to exercise extraordinary powers, including providing liability protection to government agencies and emergency workers or to...
Austinites are invited to a Driver’s License Recovery Clinic from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Building 1 Auditorium. The event is free, but people must pre-register for this event at: http://bit.ly/dl319 . The deadline to register is March 24...